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Baner Hill from Pashan-Sus Road
|Elevation||2,224 ft (678 m)|
|Parent range||Western Ghats|
|Easiest route||From North Side at Baner|
Baner hill is a hill that separates two suburbs of Pune, Pashan and Baner. The hill is the third highest point within the city limits, with an elevation of 2224 ft., surpassed by the Vetal Hill and the Surtarwadi Hill. There is a temple located in the northern foot of the hill. The place is an excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a great morning trek location for the weekends. One can view the whole of baner on one side and the pashan area from the other. The place is actually the home for a plantation drive that has been taken up enthusiastically by the locals, helped by numerous volunteers. One can see people coming up early in the morning every Sunday and working in groups to make the place greener.
Baner hill is surrounded by two suburbs of Pune, Pashan and Baner. Most of its area is in Baner, so it is commonly known as Baner Hill. The hillock runs East-West. It has a spur which is locally known as the Pashan Hill which has an elevation of 2100 ft.
The temperature here is 1 to 2 degrees cooler than the temperature in the main city. Rest of the area shares almost same climatic conditions as that of Pune.
Baner hill is famous for trekking in people nearby. There are 5 routes which are accessible. They are as follows:
- Route 1 - From Baner
- Route 2 - From Pashan-Baner Link Road
- Route 3 - From NH4 Bypass (Via Pashan Hill)
- Route 4 - From Lokseva School
- Route 5 - From Baner